WHO IS JANE ELIZABETH?

Jane-Elizabeth was a professional dancer who trained with Ballet Rambert Company where she was introduced to Pilates, following a serious injury.

Jane became increasingly interested in movement dysfunction, injury and pain management. She subsequently qualified in sport nutrition, sports massage and remedial therapy, also advanced soft tissue manipulation with Leon Chaitow at the University of Westminster. She went on to do all the Kinetic Control Movement Dysfunction courses at Farnham Hospital and Anatomy Dissection at Bristol University. She has a Football Association Certificate in the treatment and management of injury. Jane is also certified in Rehabilitation and Mat work with Polestar Pilates UK.

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CLASSES

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WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

We offer specialist Pilates Workshops & Retreats throughout the summer

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THE CLINIC

A number of different hands on modalities are offered depending on the specific problem

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ABOUT BODY AWARE PILATES

Every person who comes into the Pilates studio will have a full health and fitness screening which will ensure the exercises selected will be safe and appropriate for them at that time.

One-to-one and small group Pilates sessions are available. These sessions will complement and progress treatments given by other health care professionals.

With doctors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and other health care professionals, we can cater for people recovering from a stroke, injury and surgery.

Jane’s speciality is working with post-operative scar tissue. Working with micro movement, sometimes just a thought will be enough to make subtle changes to scar tissue.

Posture changes as a result of post-operative scar tissue, therefore there may be pain in another area. We need to gently undo compensatory movement patterns to achieve good, pain-free movement.

This can be done with the use of Joseph Pilates’ specialist equipment: the Reformer; Caddilac and Chair, all of which have springs to add assistance or resistance.

Everything in us is connected by fascia so movement is good for our tissues. Our tissues need loading, stretching and compression to be healthy.

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THE HISTORY OF PILATES

Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born on 9th December 1883, near Dusseldorf, Germany. His father, a native of Greece, had been a prize-winning gymnast, while his German-born mother was a naturopath who believed in the principle of stimulating the body to heal itself without artificial drugs. No doubt his mother’s healing philosophy and father’s physical achievements greatly influenced Pilates’ later ideas on therapeutic exercise. MORE…

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